The 50 Best Sad Quotes

“There is no greater sorrow than to recall in misery the time when we were happy.” Dante Alighieri
When you are going through rough times, read these sad quotes.


Sad Quotes

Everybody has to experience rough and bad days every once in a while. Feeling sad is just as normal as breathing. It all depends on how we are able to manage that sadness and how we manage the bad situations that we are forced to face. Life isn't easy some times and it can get really hard, but there is always hope. Those bad and sad moments are the ones that make us grow, gain experience and become wiser.

When you are forcing these bad and sad moments, read these sad quotes that will help you feel understood and perhaps even appreciate the good days and moment in your life and make you want to have a more positive mind.

"Things change. And friends leave. Life doesn't stop for anybody."
Stephen Chbosky
"Tears come from the heart and not from the brain."
Leonardo da Vinci
“Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
“You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness.”
Jonathan Safran Foer
“Some people are going to leave, but that’s not the end of your story. That’s the end of their part in your story.”
Faraaz Kazi
"A million words would not bring you back, I know because I tried, neither would a million tears, I know because I cried."
“Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought.”
Percy Bysshe Shelley
“What you must understand about me is that I’m a deeply unhappy person.”
John Green
"It is sad not to love, but it is much sadder not to be able to love."
Miguel de Unamuno
"Let my soul smile through my heart and my heart smile through my eyes, that I may scatter rich smiles in sad hearts."
Paramahansa Yogananda
“Sadness flies away on the wings of time.”
Jean de La Fontaine
“Tears are words that need to be written.”
Paulo Coelho
"Breathing is hard. When you cry so much, it makes you realize that breathing is hard."
David Levithan
"It's time to say goodbye, but I think goodbyes are sad and I'd much rather say hello. Hello to a new adventure."
Ernie Harwell
"To have felt too much is to end in feeling nothing."
Dorothy Thompson
“Sadness is but a wall between two gardens.”
Kahlil Gibran
“Don't cry over someone who wouldn't cry over you.”
Lauren Conrad
“I can't eat and I can't sleep. I'm not doing well in terms of being a functional human, you know?”
Ned Vizzini
"There is a distinct, awful pain that comes with loving someone more than they love you."
Steve Maraboli
"It's sad when someone you know becomes someone you knew."
Henry Rollins
"I'm not a sad person, upset the whole time, but I seem to be quite emotional."
Freddie Highmore
“Experiencing sadness and anger can make you feel more creative, and by being creative you can get beyond your pain or negativity.”
Yoko Ono
“So it’s true, when all is said and done, grief is the price we pay for love.”
E.A. Bucchianeri
“It’s amazing how someone can break your heart and you can still love them with all the little pieces.”
Ella Harper
"It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses, we must plant more roses."
George Eliot
"Nothing always stays the same. You don't stay happy forever. You don't stay sad forever."
Cat Zingano
“Some days are just bad days, that’s all. You have to experience sadness to know happiness, and I remind myself that not every day is going to be a good day, that’s just the way it is!.”
Dita Von Teese
“There is no greater sorrow than to recall in misery the time when we were happy.”
Dante Alighieri
“Nothing can cure the soul but the senses, just as nothing can cure the senses but the soul.”
Oscar Wilde
“Nothing thicker than a knife's blade separates happiness from melancholy.”
Virginia Woolf
“When you've suffered a great deal in life, each additional pain is both unbearable and trifling.”
Yann Martel
“You can close your eyes to things you don’t want to see, but you can’t close your heart to things you don’t want to feel.”
Johnny Depp
"Life's under no obligation to give us what we expect."
Margaret Mitchell
"It's okay to be sad if things don't go the way you had hoped."
Jessie James Decker
“Sometimes we get sad about things and we don’t like to tell other people that we are sad about them. We like to keep it a secret. Or sometimes, we are sad but we really don’t know why we are sad, so we say we aren’t sad but we really are.”
Mark Haddon
“Tears are words the mouth can’t say nor can the heart bear.”
Joshua Wisenbaker
“Give sorrow words; the grief that does not speak knits up the o-er wrought heart and bids it break.”
William Shakespeare
“The sadness will last forever.”
Vincent van Gogh
"If we must part forever, Give me but one kind word to think upon, And please myself with, while my heart’s breaking."
Thomas Otway
"One thing you can't hide — is when you're crippled inside."
John Lennon
"Everything takes me longer than I expect. It's the sad truth about life."
Donna Tartt
"There are so many things in life that make you sad, you have to be happy."
Paul Pogba
“The longer and more carefully we look at a funny story, the sadder it becomes.”
Nikolai Gogol
“Some people are just not meant to be in this world. It's just too much for them.”
Phoebe Stone
“I am in that temper that if I were under water I would scarcely kick to come to the top.”
John Keats
“You make me feel like a firefly. Trapped in a belljar; starved for love.”
Ayushee Ghoshal
"Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying."
Arthur C. Clarke
"Oh, I am very weary, Though tears no longer flow; My eyes are tired of weeping, My heart is sick of woe."
Anne Brontë
"We can feel sad, hurt. But can't give up."
Patrisse Cullors
“The word ‘happy’ would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.”
Carl Jung